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Dr. Alfred Gest

Alfred Gest, M.D.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Neonatology

Clinical Titles

  • Medical Director, New Born Center – Texas Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine

Current Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Board of Trustees, Texas Pediatric Society
  • Vice–Chair Board of Trustees, Houston Academy of Medicine,
    Texas Medical Center Library

Professional History

  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1968
  • Intern, Ben Taub Hospital and Jefferson Davis Hospital, Houston TX, 1968–1969
  • Resident in Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals, Houston TX, 1969–1970 and 1972–1973
  • Fellowship in Infectious Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1973–1974
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX,

Academic Interests

  • Quality Improvement
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Care of the Extremely Low Birth Weight (ELBW) Babies

Recent Publications

  1. Yates, A R, Welty, S E, Gest, A L, Cua, L C. Myocardial Tissue Doppler Changes in Patients with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. JJ Pediatr. 2008 Jun;152(6):766-70.

  2. Jadcherla SR, Gupta A, Fernandez S, Nelin LD, Castile R, Gest AL, Welty SE. Spatio-temporal characteristics of acid refluxate and relationship to symptoms in premature and term infants with chronic lung disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Mar;103(3):720-8.